Dec 30, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) drops to pass as Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams (94) rushes during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Jets 28-9. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
I am sure that nobody is the least bit surprised that I am hitting the computer with a response to the new situation with Mark Sanchez. I just needed a few minutes to get my thoughts together before I hit you with what I had to say.
Everyone on the Twitter seemed to have taken this opportunity to start bashing Mark once again, using whatever he said as more evidence that he has to go now. People were saying such things as “Next he will blame Tebow for the butt-fumble”. Mind you, I hadn’t read what he had to say yet, so I went and located it.
Here is the response that apparently is driving everyone crazy. Mark was asked to compare the media coverage now to when they went to back to back AFC title games. Here is the response:
“Well, I think part of that, too, is ESPN didn’t necessarily sneak in overnight at our training camp. They had to get permission to go. You can avoid that stuff on your own if you like, in my opinion, but he’s a popular guy and people gravitate towards the guy. He’s a special person and a heck of a competitor, so people want to know what’s going on, but that’s all I got on that.”
He also had this to say about the extra media coverage in general:
“For sure, more than anyone [in terms of being covered by the media]. I just don’t know if it was the best situation for either of us, but you play with the cards you are dealt with and do the very best you can.
Ummm, what is not true about any of that, folks? He didn’t have a bad word to say about Tebow. He not ONCE accused him of being the cause for the distraction. He got on the Jets for letting ESPN camp out on their front lawn. He’s right. And as I recall, when we were getting through training camp, we ALL SAID IT WAS RIDICULOUS!
So, we can say it then, but Mark is being a bad employee by saying it now? That is a double standard folks. This roster, and coaching staff, has been full of guys that answer direct questions. We love their fire. But Mark says the God’s honest truth, and now he should be shown the door? No way. There are a lot of reasons not to like Mark Sanchez. His comments today were not one of them.
I mean come on now. It’s getting to the point where someone will quote Mark saying “I like pizza”, and use that to take a shot at his heritage or something. Just leave the guy alone already.
Whether you like it or not, today’s comments are 1000% on point.